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Dave Taylor
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  • Cumbria
  • United Kingdom

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The story so far

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The story so far

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Use it or lose it

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Dave Taylor left a comment for Toby Fitzgerald
"Welcome to the site Toby, Please post photos and your build story"
Sunday
Dave Taylor replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Use it or lose it
"Got to admit Big Vern there is more action on there. It does seem easier to load photos and files to the FB site. I use an MR2 site on FB and the amount of info files, manuals etc on there is really good and easy to find."
Nov 21
Big Vern replied to Dave Taylor's discussion Use it or lose it
"To be fair Dave, hardly any of the 150 members ahve been posting on here, I think everyone has buggered of to Faceache :("
Nov 21
Dave Taylor replied to Dave Taylor's discussion The story so far
"Daisy will rise again "
Nov 18
Dave Taylor replied to Dave Taylor's discussion The story so far
"Doors, heater, radio, leakproof hood, comfy, electric windows, need I go on..."
Nov 18
Brian Victor Arthur Pratt replied to Dave Taylor's discussion The story so far
" Shame on you Mr Taylor , I suppose you and Old Southgate are now doing Hairdresser course's NOW  "
Nov 17
Dave Taylor replied to Dave Taylor's discussion The story so far
"Just a quick heads up if you are changing a water pump on a X-Flow make sure this water hole is clear and not blocked. No idea how long it’s been blocked on mine and it took some clearing I used a 3” length of Bowden can Le I the Dremel…"
Nov 16
Dave Taylor replied to Dave Taylor's discussion The story so far
"A bit of porting done, I never matched this manifold to the engine when I fitted it a few years ago. She should breath easier now " width="18" />"
Nov 16
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Nov 16
Dave Taylor left a comment for Nigel Attwood
"Hi Nigel, You have been a member since 31st May, but you have not posted anything yet. We only have space for 150 members on this platform. If you don't intend posting then you don't need to take a space you can read the site without being…"
Nov 16
Dave Taylor left a comment for Mark Atkinson
"Hi Mark, You have been a member since 20th July, but you have not posted anything yet. We only have space for 150 members on this platform. If you don't intend posting then you don't need to take a space you can read the site without being…"
Nov 16
Dave Taylor left a comment for Wil van Ziel
"Hi Wil, You have been a member since 25th Aug, but you have not posted anything yet. We only have space for 150 members on this platform. If you don't intend posting then you don't need to take a space you can read the site without being a…"
Nov 16
Dave Taylor left a comment for Robin Haslam
"Hi Robin, You have been a member since 22nd Oct, but you have not posted anything yet. We only have space for 150 members on this platform. If you don't intend posting then you don't need to take a space you can read the site without being…"
Nov 16
MR JOHN CROSSLEY left a comment for Dave Taylor
"Many thanks for allowing me to join....."
Sep 16
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"Welcome to the site"
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"Welcome to the site"
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"welcome to the site"
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"Hi Hans welcome to the site, lets see photos of your car ASAP"
Jul 16

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At 19:46 on September 16, 2020, MR JOHN CROSSLEY said…

Many thanks for allowing me to join.....

At 19:15 on June 1, 2020, Nigel Attwood said…

Thanks for the welcome, new to the Dutton community, first car I’ve messed with for years, may need some advice in the future, cheers. 

At 3:35 on April 17, 2020, Ian said…

Hi hope you  are well during this odd time.                Sorry been a bit slow on the response. 

At 23:11 on April 3, 2020, Mark said…

Thank you Dave. Good to know there's still a few of us out there!

Sure I'll be picking peoples brains for some tech tips!?

At 0:10 on February 6, 2020, Paul langham said…

Many thanks for adding me to the group.

Hopefully I'll have my S1 rebuilt by Stoneleigh.

At 20:23 on August 27, 2019, Jordy said…

Thanks Dave.

I will nosey around the site to get my bearings. I may need to get my hands on a legerra building manual at some point.

What is the normal protocol - do you keep records of Chassis numbers and engine numbers for historical info and knowledge of cars still about ?

Cheers Jordy

At 20:40 on August 6, 2019, Brian Victor Arthur Pratt said…

Thanks Dave hope to be on here a lot

At 20:42 on November 4, 2018, Johnny Flett said…

HIi - thanks for the welcome -just put test on Melos which has been in barn since 1985-fun drive on a good day however the seating is poor,can anyone recommend seats which fit the Melos  

At 18:14 on October 28, 2018, Jack McFadden said…

Thank you, Dave.

At 7:53 on June 11, 2018, Leslie E Waldron said…

Thanks Dave. Hope to do some brain picking amongst you lot in the future! My Melos is a bit sad at the moment having sat unused for a few years but now I'm retired I hope to get it back mobile to enjoy again. Probably need a bit of help with the body though, it's been well mucked about with at the front (maybe had a frontal thump before it came to me). I'd like to put it back to its proper shape but it's going to take time!! 

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Duttons owned
Phaeton S3,
Mexico 1600 X-Flow,
4 speed box,
RS Wheels.
Engine Type and Transmission Type
Mexico 1600 X-Flow,
4 speed box,
Post code
CA10 3RQ
X-Flow Cortina Mk II 1600 GT Engine
HOT Inlet 0.012" (0.30mm)
HOT Exhaust 0.022" (0.56mm)

COLD Inlet 0.011" to 0.013" (0.28mm to 0.33mm)
COLD Exhaust 0.021" to 0.023" (0.53mm to 0.58mm)

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The next meeting of The Northern Duttoneers is this Thursday 9th March 2017

Posted on March 7, 2017 at 20:40 0 Comments

The next meeting of The Northern Duttoneers is this Thursday 9th March 2017

So if you fancy a chat and you're in the area call in and see us. Always a great Northern welcome and proper Northern ale (Southerners can be catered for, let us know you're visiting and we'll get you a can of Courage Best Bitter or Watney's Red barrel in the chiller)

Waggon & Horses

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Getting ready for spring

Posted on February 12, 2017 at 21:37 9 Comments

Started getting Daisy in shape for the coming year. found the ignition switch fault, the weight of the keys being in the steering lock caused the ignition to cut off if you accelerated to quickly. So decided to bin the lot, steering lock and all. Going to wire in a simple key switch. Already got a kill switch and battery cut off fitted.

Found the bad vibration at 67 mph + rear UJ is knackered, this as also done for the diff seal and rear gearbox seal. thank goodness I don't have to…

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Rebuild started

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 21:27 1 Comment

I got started on the rebuild today. here a tip for anyone don't use coach bolts to fasten your bumper on, after 10 years they don't want to move, and what made me use a 4" one at the centre of the rear bumper? que angle grinder...

Looks like the rear drivers wheel arch has had a fair old knock. all crazing cut back with Dremmel and diamond tip, then all body wiped down with thinners to shift any trace of polish. first fill with flexible filler. That can have a couple of days to cure…

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Steve K's rebuild

Posted on March 15, 2012 at 21:36 11 Comments

Thought I had better start a blog to count down the days on the rebuild of Steve's Phaeton. Well tonight the plan started to come together, we now have wipers (2 speeds Whooa), screen washers, a dashboard ready for the clocks and gauges. The to do list just got shorter. 15 days to go...

My Phaeton Seats

Posted on January 15, 2012 at 13:25 3 Comments

Decided to have a play this morning with the Phaeton, as she has sat on the drive now for 2 months without even being started.

So after connecting the RAV4 defibulator manged to bring her back to life, and sounding good too.

the plan was to remove the drivers seat to see what mod's I would need to make to get the Westfield seats in. The Westie seats are 350 mm wide on the base and the back, the space I need to squeeze them in is 340 mm Hmmmm! this is going to be a little more…

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